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Old 02-10-2009, 08:41 PM   #1
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GMT360's all dead.

General Motors will close its Moraine Assembly plant near Dayton, Ohio on December 23rd — earlier than the planned 2010 closure. The plant builds the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Isuzu Ascender, and Saab 9-7X. Less than 80 days away, the closing will mark the demise of all four models.

With Isuzu pulling out of the U.S. market in January, the death of the Ascender is no surprise. As for Saab’s 9-7X, it is widely expected to be replaced by the superior 2010 9-4X.

As for the TrailBlazer and Envoy, both vehicles have become extremely dated and have been indirectly replaced by the Chevrolet Traverse, Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Acadia, and GMC Terrain.

A company representative said the 1,100 workers at the Moraine facility were informed Friday of the planned closure. GM’s Oklahoma City plant previously built three of the four models, but it closed over a year ago.


Noooooo! Do you think they should still make them?

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Old 02-10-2009, 08:57 PM   #2
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The TB SS was nice, but they were, on the shoddy side of build quality... and they held on to snow and mud like a wet dog... too many panel holes.
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Old 02-10-2009, 08:59 PM   #3
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I've been in 2 TB's not a SS.

And RIP TB.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:00 PM   #5
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Hey punk, I wasnt here until Feb.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:08 PM   #6
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Hey punk, I wasnt here until Feb.


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Old 02-10-2009, 09:09 PM   #7
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Umm...the search button you gave me doesnt work.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:13 PM   #8
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^. Well you must forgive him since your post count is so high already lol! With regards to the topic at hand, I am sad but happy to see GM do this. It needs to be done for financial reasons, but I hate to see them close down any production lines:(.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:16 PM   #9
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You shouldn't be on the forums if you don't know how to search for old topics.

Way to go attention whore.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:18 PM   #11
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I forgive you TheCaptain...

:( I wasnt.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:21 PM   #12
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lol, did you see the link i posted though?
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:22 PM   #13
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Now I did.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:25 PM   #14
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Nope. Moraine's toast. I haven't seen transporters with GMT-360s for a few weeks now.

:(

Sad really. After Norwood closed, it was the last GM assembly plant in Southwestern Ohio...a guy over at GMI was an employee there.

By the way, that article's sorta wrong...the 2010 Equinox/Terrain are replacing the Trailblazer/Envoy, while the Lambdas replaced the TB EXT and Envoy XL.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:27 PM   #15
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Lets all come together for the GMT360's fate.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:31 PM   #16
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And a moment of silence... especially from Tactical Z.

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A video made by a former Moraine Assembly employee...
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:37 PM   #18
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:( I'm sad.

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Nope. Moraine's toast. I haven't seen transporters with GMT-360s for a few weeks now.

:(

Sad really. After Norwood closed, it was the last GM assembly plant in Southwestern Ohio...a guy over at GMI was an employee there.

By the way, that article's sorta wrong...the 2010 Equinox/Terrain are replacing the Trailblazer/Envoy, while the Lambdas replaced the TB EXT and Envoy XL.

There was always something in the news about a drug bust happening there. The economy has kept a lot of inventory in the staging yard as I can see when going by the Moraine plant, and Norwood, Camaro
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There was always something in the news about a drug bust happening there. The economy has kept a lot of inventory in the staging yard as I can see when going by the Moraine plant, and Norwood, Camaro
Yup...my dad worked there for a few years building F-bodies up until they closed. Almost transferred to Moraine, but went to Delphi instead.

And you know what's going on with Delphi in Dayton right now. :(
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:23 PM   #21
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They're closing down?
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Eh, the TB was showing it's age. I had actually thought it was retired in 2006 until I saw a few newer ones on the road and went WTF. As for the Lambdas, aren't they still slated to replace the Suburban/Tahoe and Yukon/YukonXL?
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Old 02-11-2009, 07:07 AM   #23
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No...

The GMT900's are GMT900's, the GMT360's replaced the Blazer, Jimmy, Envoy.
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Eh, the TB was showing it's age. I had actually thought it was retired in 2006 until I saw a few newer ones on the road and went WTF. As for the Lambdas, aren't they still slated to replace the Suburban/Tahoe and Yukon/YukonXL?
That was one hell of a stupid rumor from a while back...

Escalade's slated to go on Lambda though.
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